The new moon in Aquarius on the 21st offered a fresh start in a part of our life that’s been under a lot of stress over the past few years. This week, we get to test how strong we’ve built the foundation before setting further intentions. First on the 22nd, Uranus—planet of change and upheaval—stations directly in Taurus, shaking up the status quo and forcing us to think differently. On the same day, Venus meets up with Saturn—a transit that—like your friend who’s extremely over listening to your same old relationship complaints—screams “Commit or break up!”
On a more optimistic note, on the 24th, the sun connects with lucky Jupiter—a check in point to appreciate how far we’ve come since this time last year. Then on the 26th, Venus enters Pisces—the sign of the love planet’s exaltation. Venus in Pisces is an idealist, as romantic as it is intense (Think: Venus in Pisces natives Heath Ledger and Kurt Cobain). Schedule a date night (with a partner or solo) for this weekend as it’s important to soak up these good vibes while they last.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)
The 4 Seekers and Healers of the Zodiac
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Your social life is picking up, but you also might be putting effort into relationships that are no longer serving you. A dinner out with friends on the 22nd leads to an uncomfortable conversation about splitting the bill, leaving you paying for more than your share. Take some time over the weekend to unwind by yourself. Whether you meditate or binge Love Islandthere’s peace in hanging alone.
This week’s mantra: “Away.”
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
What you thought might be a tense meeting with your boss on the 22nd leads to an unexpected promotion. But before you agree to take on more responsibility, make sure that the pay matches your new role. Then on the 26th, your ruling planet Venus enters your friendship sector bringing a major boost to your social life. Celebrate with your friends! Indulge! Have fun!
This week’s mantra: “Worth.”
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
A revelation in therapy (or while zoning out at your desk) on the 22nd breaks you out of a rut. It’s not that you weren’t trying hard enough, it’s that the outcome was not in your control! Then on the 26th, Venus enters your career sector giving you a boost in the public eye. If you have something to announce, this weekend is the time to do it.
This week’s mantra: “Claim.”
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You’ve been hesitant to ask for support the last few months, but on the 22nd, you’re pleasantly surprised by the willingness of a friend to help you out. Although there are still questions about how you’re going to afford to make your big dreams come true, you now know that the team is rooting for you every step of the way. Keep your eyes on the prize.
This week’s mantra: “Treasure.”
Leo (July 23 – Aug 22)
A special someone entered your life at the beginning of this month, and you’ve been caught in the passion of a fiery romance. But as Venus connects with steady Saturn on the 22ndn.d, you realize that this can’t be treated like any other fling. It’s time to commit or walk away. Choosing the latter might feel heartbreaking, but you shouldn’t stay with someone who’s not on board for your whole vision. For once, why don’t you choose your own adventure?
This week’s mantra: “Decide.”
Virgo (August 23 – September 23)
The new moon on the 21st asked you to set intentions for work, health and routine. But this week, a new crush enters the chat. Venus enters Pisces and your partnership sector on the 26th bringing extra sweetness to your relationships. Maybe it isn’t that dating is a distraction from work, maybe it’s that you need to find a better balance between the two.
This week’s mantra: “Balance.”
Libra (September 23 – October 21)
This week is a bit of a rollercoaster ride for you, Libra. What was supposed to be a simple first date turns into a 48-hour hang. You meant to keep things casual, but you might be falling in love! Then on the 26th, your ruling planet Venus moves into Pisces encouraging you to get even more starry eyed about the affair. Make sure your own day to day is in order before you fall any deeper though.
This week’s mantra: “Open.”
Scorpio (October 22 – November 21)
There was a major shakeup to your relationships back in August that left you reeling, and this week, you see why that was all part of the process. Venus enters Pisces, and your romance sector on the 26th ushering in a new era for your dating and creative life. Remain open to partners who aren’t your usual type. Romantic adventures are coming your way!
This week’s mantra: “Heart.”
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
This week is a homecoming for you, Sagittarius. Try to slow down and soak up the joy in your daily errands and routines. Even the work meetings that are usually a slog feel spacious and fun. Instead of worrying about “getting ahead,” take stock of what you already have. Making sure you have a cozy space to rest and retreat will pay off when things get busy again.
This week’s mantra: “Slow down.”
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
A fling or creative project that got derailed back in August is all of a sudden back on the table this week. Over the summer, you weren’t quite ready to receive the blessings. But now you’re willing to take a few more risks in order to have fun. You may also want to take a spontaneous day trip on the 26th when Venus moves into Pisces and your local travel sector. There’s so much to explore in your own backyard!
This week’s mantra: “Release.”
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Last week’s new moon in your sign got you all excited about self-care. But as Uranus stations direct in your home sector on the 22nd, you have to give up a bit of that “me time” to deal with some family drama or shake ups in your living situation. This feeling of constant pressure won’t last forever, but in the meantime, get yourself a treat for sticking it through. You’re doing a great job.
This week’s mantra: “Foundation.”
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Venus moves into your sign on the 26th making the next few weeks a major glow up for you. If you’ve been considering dying your hair, upgrading your work wardrobe or re-evaluating your skincare routine, now is when you’ll get the best results. Treat yourself to a facial or massage too and focus on maintaining a healthy diet. You want to feel good both inside and out.
This week’s mantra: “Health.”
Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.
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